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Park 567 Opens as Part of Chicago's Elevated Bloomingdale Trail & The 606

by , 10/11/13

Park 567, The Trust for Public Land, chicago, public park, the 606, bloomingdale trail, urban park, landscape architecture

Park 567 opened to the public on September 13th and is the second above ground park to be completed as part of The 606 system. The neighborhood park features limestone boulders for use as seating or tables, with a central grassy area for recreation. When the Bloomingdale Trail on the former rail line is completed, a winding path will provide access between the park and the trail. Until then, the park can still be enjoyed by those in the neighborhood.

“We are extremely excited about the opening of Park 567,” said Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly. “The completion of this park signifies the progress being made on the completion of The 606, one of Chicago’s most groundbreaking and anticipated capital developments. In addition, Park 567 offers additional parkland for surrounding communities and a local destination for families across the city.”

The 606 park system was designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Collins Engineers and Frances Whitehead in collaboration with The Trust for Public Land and the Chicago Park District. Park 567 was built with generous support from MetLife Foundation and the Stenning on Lake Geneva Conservancy Society.

+ The 606

Images ©Karen Rettig Photography, Rendering by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and David Schalliol

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